Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Time!

On Saturday, we went to Walter's Pumpkin Patch. We have gone every year since Riley was a baby. There is so much to do & we easily spent 3 hours there. We would have stayed longer, but a storm was moving in and we didn't want to get rained on.
We got there right when it opened this year, which made a huge difference in the amount of people who were there & the time spent waiting in lines to do things like the zip line. Last year was crazy busy when we went, so this year was much better.

Look how big these guys are getting!!! I told Zach he had to stop growing. ;0)

We were the first to try out the zip line! Zach did it last year & loved it. He couldn't wait to do it again.

Riley wasn't too sure about it at first. We talked him into it though, and he loved it! He said, "This is awesome!!"

Lily rode the wooden horses while the boys did the zip line.

Next was sliding down Boo Mountain! This is always a favorite for the boys.

Lily went down with Jeff. When he asked if she wanted to go again, she told him she would do it again next year. :0)

So he went by himself:

After Boo Mountain, the kids jumped on the giant jumping pillow!

Zach decided to play king of the mountain on a big pile of hay.

Next we went into the barn and the kids played in the corn bin and climbed this rope ladder:

They also got to feed and pet goats!

After the barn, we did Punkin' Chunkin'!

We finished with Punkin' Chunkin' just in time to watch the pumpkin cannnon shoot a pumpkin across the fields.

Lily must have remembered from last year how loud the cannon is. She covered her ears before the countdown even began!

The corn maze was next. Zach led us all into the maze.

The kids weren't really paying any attention to where Jeff & I were. So Jeff snuck around the maze until he was in front of where the kids were walking and did this:

He sacred the you-know-what out of Zach. Poor Zach! But it really was funny. (I know, we're mean parents.....) He did think it was funny afterwards too though.
The kids play area was next with a giant teeter-totter, a hay bale maze, tricycles, and swings.

The barrel train was next.

This year the kids all got kazoos to toot during their ride.

They even got to keep them and take the home. Yeah........

Since it looked like it was going to rain soon, we went over to the wagons that take you to the actual pumpkin patches. While we waited for one to come back, the kids played some games.

When the tractor got there, we headed out to pick out our pumpkins!

As in years past, we told the kids that they can get as big a pumpkin as they can carry. So the kids ran out and started to look for pumpkins:

The only problem, is that the boys can now carry really big pumpkins.......

We may have to change that rule in the future.....this is starting to get expensive! ;0)

At least Lily still gets little pumpkins:

Even Jeff got a giant pumpkin this year!

My cute little punkins'

After we got our pumpkins, we got back on the wagon and went back to the main part of the farm.

While Jeff paid for the pumpkins, the kids put themselves into the pumpkin perpetrators jail.

Then they played on the fun playground equipment for a little while. When Jeff found us, it was really getting dark with rain clouds (and cold), so we decided to leave Walter's Pumpkin Patch for this year.

We had a great time & are looking forward to going again next year!!


  1. WOW you picked some big pumpkins. The kiddos look super cute in their Halloween outfits. And as always Walter's looks like a fun place.

  2. Looks like you guys had an awesome time!! We will be going on Johnny's B-Day!! Hope we have good weather!

  3. Love Walter's Pumpkin Patch! (going there on a field trip soon!)
    Love Lily's leggings!
    Love that Jeff hid in the corn to scare them. :)